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Mount Kilimanjaro Defeats Jordanian Princess

Mount Kilimanjaro Defeats Jordanian Princess Mar 12th, 2013 at 12:00PM: It looks like money and privilege can't buy everything. Princess Sarah Princess Sara bint Al Faisal of Jordan, niece of King Abdullah II, failed to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the Tanzania Daily News reports. The 18-year-old princess tried to scale the famous mountain last weekend with a large entourage of assistants and Jordanian international students. She reached the Kibo point at 4,700...

Photo Of The Day: The Treasury At Petra

Photo Of The Day: The Treasury At Petra Feb 19th, 2013 at 6:00PM: "Indiana Jones would be proud," wrote Instagram user shuotography in the caption for today's Photo of the Day. Yes, we think he would. Taken at the Treasury in the ancient city of Petra, Jordan, this photo was enhanced with Instagram's "Lo-Fi" filter, which adds shadows and makes colors richer. While no one knows for certain, the Treasury, known in Arabic as al-Khazneh, is believed to have...

Archaeologists Discover Key To An Ancient City's Wealth

Archaeologists Discover Key To An Ancient City's Wealth Sep 6th, 2012 at 2:00PM: A couple of months ago we reported on how archaeologists discovered how the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria thrived in the desert. A complex system of canals and cisterns trapped the sparse but regular rainfall. Residents of another ancient city, Petra in Jordan, appear to have taken advantage of desert water to support their civilization too. Jordanian and Dutch archaeologists have...

12 Stunning Desert Landscapes Around The World

12 Stunning Desert Landscapes Around The World Jul 3rd, 2012 at 11:00AM: There are many beautiful landscapes to be seen all over the world. Sparkling oceans, lush flora, tall mountains, barren tundra and unique rock formations cover the Earth, giving contrast to its many destinations. One of the most interesting types of scenery to take in, however, is the desert. While many automatically think of sandy, infertile, colorless areas of land, there are actually many...

7 Great Hotels Where You Can Cook Like a Local

7 Great Hotels Where You Can Cook Like a Local Apr 28th, 2012 at 12:00PM: One of the best parts about a vacation? The food. We love trying local delicacies and adding to our recipe books with tips and techniques learned from our travels. Immerse yourself in native cuisine with these seven great cooking experiences that combine luxury travel with fun, hands-on cooking classes. Time to Thai in Bangkok Learn traditional Thai cooking in Bangkok at Lebua. You'll cook a...

Volunteers needed to excavate Lawrence of Arabia's battles

Volunteers needed to excavate Lawrence of Arabia's battles Jun 7th, 2011 at 3:00PM: A team of British archaeologists working in Jordan is tracing the military campaign of Lawrence of Arabia, and they need your help. T.E. Lawrence was an English archaeologist turned soldier who capture the public imagination during World War One when he helped the Arabs rebel against the Ottoman Empire. After its disastrous defeat at Gallipoli at the hands of the Ottomans, the British Empire...

Travel writer Q&A: Julia Dimon

Travel writer Q&A: Julia Dimon Aug 10th, 2010 at 10:30AM: Travel journalist and television host Julia Dimon lives the sort of fast-paced traveling lifestyle that most people, even quite experienced travelers, fantasize about. She's visited over 80 countries and she's been featured as a travel expert for countless print, online, radio, and television sources. Dimon's excitement as a traveler is palpable. I asked her about her background, her move from...

Marriott International to open first luxury hotel in Jordan

Marriott International to open first luxury hotel in Jordan Mar 12th, 2010 at 11:00AM: The Marriott International hotel group will open its first luxury hotel in Jordan in 2013. The 264-room JW Marriott Hotel Aqaba will sit on the northern beach of the Gulf of Aqaba and provide easy access to top tourist spots including Petra and Wadi Rum. Marriott is boosting the "stylish, contemporary JW Marriott Hotel Aqaba will complement its exterior environs with public areas that offer...

Amazing Destinations That Can't Be Reached By Car

Amazing Destinations That Can't Be Reached By Car Mar 25th, 2009 at 8:00AM: Modern transportation has made it extremely easy for travelers to get to just about any place in the world. Each day there are international flights that can take us to the four corners of the globe and modern roads and trains will deliver us to the best sights and monuments to be found at our destination, before whisking us back to a comfy hotel, complete with hot and cold running water, room...

Big in Jordan: How to reenact Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Big in Jordan: How to reenact Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade May 1st, 2008 at 10:00AM: This week, Big in Japan is on vacation in the Middle East, and will be bringing you travel news and happenings from around this often misunderstood region. With the world premiere of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull scheduled for May 22, 2008, it's no surprise that the internet is buzzing these days with Indy-related travel themes. After all, who wouldn't want jet-set across the...

New Airline in Iraq Bans Iraqis

New Airline in Iraq Bans Iraqis Aug 8th, 2007 at 4:32PM: There's a brand new airline in Iraq fittingly called ExPat Airways, and aside from limiting food and alcohol on the flight, they're also banning citizens of Iraq, among other countries. According to ABC News, "Expat Airways said it is only accepting U.S. and Western citizens on its flights as it tries to capitalize on the thousands of U.S. contractors traveling in and out of the Iraqi capital...

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